Serve It Up

Katie Moore and Sophia Miller sharing a moment  before the match.

Aniya Sparrow, Staff Photographer

September 24, 2020

The JV Tennis team came out with a big win against Holt High School on Sept. 17. As soon as the Varsity team matches dwindled down, JV stepped up to bring their A game on the court. Sophomore Sophia Miller and her partner Junior Katie Moore were unstoppable with a score of 5-0 against the Indians.  F...

Tennis Senior Night

Erin Reitz, Captain, hugs her teammate during an emotional senior night ceremony

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor

September 22, 2020

In many aspects this fall sport is much the same, despite the use of masks the team continues to enjoy their season and make the most of it. Seniors this year were celebrated in normal fashion with the senior night award ceremony that took place on Sept. 14. For captain, Erin Reitz, the season has be...

Swinging Past the Competition

Corinne Vorderstrasse, Staff Photographer

October 8, 2019

The tennis team played their best in match after match on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The girls played against girls from Troy, fighting to take and keep the lead. With the team playing many games, there is always something new happening, as said by senior Anna Carol.   “Our last game was last Friday,”...

Competing at GACs

Competing at GACs

Natalie Walsh, Sam Chen, and Ty Nedungadi

October 4, 2019

Their brains were washed; mixes of mathematics, spanish, and biology danced in their heads. They watched the clock as the minutes passed and the second hand got closer and closer to 12; the big, red hand moving faster and faster. Stammering to collect their books, papers and tennis rackets, the members...

Girls tennis rises in the heat

Girls tennis rises in the heat

Madi Hermeyer, Staff Photographer

October 4, 2019

Central took a big win against St. Dominic on of the hottest days in September. Due to the heat last Friday, both singles and doubles had a race to 6. Although typically they race to 8 once for doubles, and 8 twice for singles. Varsity player Haley Stover was proud of their games   ...

Tennis senior night

Suzie Safi, Staff Photographer

October 4, 2019

With many tears and memories being remembered  FHC recognizes their seniors on sep. 25 on the court where it all began. Some of these girls have been playing tennis since the start of their high school career. "It was great getting to celebrate my last season with the people I've grown, competed, and...

Swinging through the heat

Senior Inge Petrie and sophomore McKenna Lenhardt celebrate after winning a point at the FHC Doubles Tournament on Friday.

Natalie Walsh, Sam Chen, and Ty Nedungadi

September 18, 2019

Francis Howell Central’s girls tennis team hosted our very own FHC Doubles Tournament on September 13. While intensely competing so far this season, the girls did well at home, but some of the top members fell short of victory. Sophomore McKenna Lenhardt made remarks about how her and her partner, Inge Pe...

Starting out strong

Starting out strong

Amelia Vohsen, Photo Editor

September 6, 2019

On Tuesday September 3, the girls tennis team competed in a meet against Francis Howell North. Even though it was only their second meet, the girls battled through doubles as well as singles matches, ultimately beating FHN 7-2. Senior Mackenzie Jones says her favorite part of tennis is "hanging out...

Girls tennis takes on the season

Mackenzie Jones faces FHN during their first meet. FHC won this meet 7-2.

Natalie Walsh, Sam Chen, and Ty Nedungadi

September 5, 2019

The girls tennis team is off to a promising start, despite some initial challenges. This past week, the girls tennis team competed at the Troy Doubles Tournament on Saturday and at FHC in a meet against Francis Howell North on Tuesday. At their first meet this season, the Troy Doubles Tournament, th...

The journey to state

Senior Brynlee Hendricks prepares to hit during a game. Hendricks was one of the girls who made it to state.

Carlie Connors, Yearbook editor

October 23, 2018

Senior Brynlee Hendricks and junior Mackenzie Jones were new doubles partners this tennis season. After many wins, the girls made their way to state. The state tournament took place in Springfield on Oct. 19-20. The path to earning a spot at state started with districts. At districts, the girls advanced...

Strong beginning, stronger end

Senior Jordan Merli prepares to serve. This is her third year on tennis, and first as a captain.

Carlie Connors, Yearbook editor

October 9, 2018

As the end of the season approaches, girls tennis has had a lot of matches recently including their senior night and one of the biggest tournaments of the season. The district tournament was held on Oct. 1-2 at Parkway Central High School. The team had high hopes of doing well, considering they ...

Positivity pulled us through

After many previous tournaments, including the one hosted here at FHC on Sept. 1, Senior Tori Ikeda felt ready to compete at GAC's.

Gretchen Wood, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018

After a season of anticipation, the girls varsity tennis team placed third at one of their biggest tournaments. GAC’s was hosted by Holt High School on Sept. 24-26. They prepared and practiced hard for this conference championship, and it appears that their hard work paid off. The team came home with many ...

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